On Saturday the 21st of January, the Hawk's Well Theatre celebrated the career to date of Niamh Crowley in a special celebration night titled Niamh Crowley: Music & Memories.
In this, the tenth Hawk's Well Celebration Night, Niamh Crowley: Music & Memories was opened by a video clip of Niamh performing at twelve years of age on The Late Late Toy Show, followed by the appearance of Niamh herself on stage performing the same piece of music. Niamh's mother and three children joined her onstage to open up what was a wonderful night of music and memories.
This very special tribute to Niamh gathered together musicians from near and far to celebrate her musical journey thus far. Guests on the night included Eimear Quinn, Seamie O’Dowd, Steve Wickham, Sinead Conway, Kieran Quinn, Ken McDonald, Dave Flynn, the West Ocean String Quartet, County Sligo Golf Club Male Voice Choir and the Sligo Academy of Music Orchestra.
One of the most loved and respected musicians in Sligo and performing since the tender age of four, Niamh is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her exceptional musicianship. A longstanding member of Camerata Ireland and the West Ocean String Quartet, Niamh’s music has brought her all over the world. As well as a busy freelance career performing with the likes of Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli and José Carerras, Niamh also runs The Sligo Academy of Music, conducts the County Sligo Golf Club Male Voice Choir and has worked as musical director for productions locally for many years.
This was the tenth event in the Hawk's Well Theatre's programme of Celebration Nights, where every year, the theatre celebrates the achievements of a local musician or artist in a special celebration concert. Previous Celebration Nights at the theatre have celebrated some of the talented musicians and writers of county Sligo including The Jazz Lads, Rick Epping, Seamie O’ Dowd, Eddie Lee, Cathy Jordan, Brian Leyden, Donal ‘The Dude’ McLynn, Sandy Kelly and most recently, Steve Wickham.